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How Do You Fix Sunken Temples?

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Sunken temples are a common condition that can occur with aging, due to weight loss, or even just from living an athletic lifestyle. Losing volume in this area can make the face look aged, gaunt, and tired. Therefore, many patients want to correct this look and come to the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery with the question, “How do you fix sunken temples?” Luckily, for most patients, there is a quick and easy solution that can fill in their temples and provide a more youthful look. Dermal fillers injected into the temples can address hollowing and wrinkles in the area. It can also round out the face in that area to create a more flattering face shape.  Temple fillers take around twenty to thirty minutes to complete in our office and are completely non-surgical. They will require regular injections roughly once or twice a year to maintain the look. However, for many patients this is worth it because of the difference temple filler can make in their overall facial appearance.  For patients with more advanced aging or brow sagging, a brow lift may also address the temples and provide a youthful look. This is generally in older patients or those who need more than hollowed temples addressed. Your provider can discuss these options with you during your consultation.  To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.

How Painful Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

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Getting a tattoo can be a painful endeavor. Those who choose to remove their tattoos may wonder if it comes with pain as well. Overall, the best way to remove a tattoo is using a laser which can break down the pigment of the tattoo and fade it into your skin. One of the most common questions our master estheticians hear during laser tattoo removal consultations is, “How painful is laser tattoo removal?”   The amount of pain that a patient experiences during laser tattoo removal will vary from patient to patient. Generally, patients do feel some pain or discomfort during the procedure. For many, this pain compares to getting the tattoo. Others may experience less pain depending on the age, location, and size of the tattoo.    Additionally, a laser tattoo removal session takes less time than most tattoo appointments. Therefore, you will only have to bear the pain or discomfort for a short period of time, unlike when getting the tattoo. Your master esthetician can provide better insight into how painful laser tattoo removal may be for you after gauging the specifics of your tattoo.    To schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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Can You Still See A Tattoo After Laser Removal?

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Tattoos are designed to be a permanent fixture of our skin. In some cases, people may want to remove tattoos for a variety of reasons. There are few ways to effectively remove or fade a tattoo. Among one of the best ways to remove a tattoo is using a laser. Laser tattoo removal uses a laser to target the pigment in your tattoo. Over time, the tattoo ink will absorb the laser and fragment on the molecular level. To us, this will appear as fading. However, can lasers totally remove the tattoo? Can you still see a tattoo after laser removal? To answers these questions, your master esthetician will need to see your tattoo and skin. Certain colors and types of tattoo inks respond better to laser tattoo treatment than others. If your tattoo is old, you will also likely see better results following tattoo removal. Occasionally, it is possible to see a tattoo, even after laser treatments. This may indicate that you require more treatments. Some patients who intend to get another tattoo over top only want to see some fading of their tattoo. Laser tattoo removal can also achieve this. Typically, laser tattoo removal requires multiple sessions to see the best results. Therefore, if your goals are to fade the tattoo, you may need fewer sessions than someone who wants to totally remove the tattoo.  To learn more and schedule, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via our Price Simulator™, contact form, and chat.
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Dermaplaning Bellevue: How Often To Get Dermaplaning?

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Dermaplaning is a procedure that uses a surgical blade to remove peach fuzz and dead skin. This can improve the efficacy of your skincare products and can contribute to a smoother makeup application. One of the most loved and notable benefits of dermaplaning is the glow it often creates after treatment. After undergoing their first Bellevue dermaplaning treatment, patients often want to know how often they can have dermaplaning. This question will vary for everyone. So, how often to get dermaplaning?   Dermaplaning is considered one of the least invasive skincare procedures. It exfoliates and opens up the pores with an extremely gentle and careful technique. Therefore, it is possible to undergo dermaplaning more often than other procedures such as chemical peels or microneedling.    Most patients can safely get dermaplaning every three to four weeks. This roughly once enough schedule removes the dead skin that accumulated since the last treatment, removes surface hair, and restores a dermaplane glow. This schedule hinges on you only undergoing dermaplaning or gentle facials. If you have a procedure such as a chemical peel between dermaplaning sessions, you may need to wait before having another session.    Your master esthetician will review your skin needs and create a customized skincare treatment plan. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online through our contact forms and Price Simulator™ app.
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Laser Hair Removal Bellevue: How Often Can You Do Laser Hair Removal?

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Laser hair removal is a hair removal treatment that requires around four sessions to see lasting results. Understandably, patients often want to finish these sessions as quickly as possible. Traditionally, laser hair removal sessions are spaced four to six weeks apart to account for every hair growth cycle. It is a common question during laser hair removal consults: how often can you do laser hair removal? Hair grows in cycles. This means that not every follicle produces hair all the time. During your first session, the laser will address the active hair follicles. Varying hair follicles are active during different cycles. Therefore, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions for the best results. Hair has four growth cycles. This is why your master esthetician usually recommends at least four treatments to treat each cycle. Depending on the thickness of your hair and the area, you may need extra sessions. Typically, hair cycles shift every four to six weeks. Hence, the reason why there are usually four to six weeks between sessions.  Some people have differing cycles depending on their body and the treatment area. At a consultation, your master esthetician will examine the area to determine your hair type and other factors that influence the number of sessions and how far they are spaced. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us through our Price Simulator™ app and social media.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing Bellevue: Surgical Lasers vs. Non-Surgical Lasers

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Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that removes dead skin and the upper layers of skin to create smoother, better quality skin. There are two main methods for laser skin resurfacing: surgical and non-surgical. Surgical laser skin resurfacing is often performed with a CO2 laser. Non-surgical resurfacing typically uses a non-ablative CO2 laser. What are the differences between surgical lasers vs. non-surgical lasers?   The main difference between surgical and non-surgical lasers is that surgical lasers are ablative while non-surgical lasers are usually non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of the skin to stimulate the creation of new skin. This boosts collagen production and can aid in the repair of damaged skin. In contrast, non-ablative lasers use a more targeted approach that addresses the lower levels of skin. Like surgical lasers, this also stimulates collagen and elastin production.   The approach that will best fit your skin and goals is best discussed during a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Patients who will benefit best from surgical CO2 lasers may have extensive skin damage from the sun or age. While those who want to treat the early signs of aging may benefit more from non-surgical lasers.   To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Debunked: Does Laser Tattoo Removal Scar?

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One of the major concerns about laser tattoo removal is scarring. Patients worry that the laser will burn or leave behind a scar following treatment. In truth, laser tattoo removal rarely scars. There are many sources of this myth that laser tattoo removal scars.   Firstly, getting a tattoo can cause scarring. It is not uncommon for a tattoo to leave some scarring, which may not be visible or evident until the tattoo has faded or is removed using lasers. This can make it appear that the laser caused the scar, when in actuality, it was there the entire time.    Secondly, scarring can occur if patients do not follow proper aftercare procedure. The tattoo and the skin surrounding the tattoo should not be exposed to the sun and kept covered under clothing when going outside. Your master esthetician will likely recommend the use of a broad spectrum SPF to protect the skin from UV rays and the sun.    Finally, if you are known to scar, or are prone to keloids or hypertrophic scars, scarring from laser tattoo removal is more likely. In these patients, your master esthetician will evaluate your individual risk for scarring, detail your options, and recommend the proper course of action. To schedule a laser tattoo removal consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment, call 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Laser Hair Removal: Is It Effective?

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Permanent hair removal is one of the most sought after esthetic procedures. It comes with many benefits including allowing for the discontinuation of shaving and can save money in the long run. There are many long term or permanent hair removal options available. However, laser hair removal is probably the best known option. Many people wonder: is laser hair removal effective? Fortunately, the answer is yes! Laser hair removal is one of the most effective options for permanent hair removal. It usually requires at least four sessions to see long lasting or permanent results. Throughout the sessions, laser hair removal works to deactivate hair follicles. In turn, this prevents future hair from growing.  Every person will see a slightly different level of efficacy from laser hair removal. In general, most people see long lasting, if not permanent cessation of hair growth. Our master estheticians can evaluate your hair growth and determine the best laser hair removal protocol for you. Laser hair removal is also effective in most body areas. At The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, we offer laser hair removal for areas, such as, the chin, legs, bikini, upper lip, armpit, and many more possible treatment areas. To find out more about if laser hair removal is an option for you, call 425-775-3561 or contact us online to set up a consultation with one of our Bellevue master estheticians. 
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The Top Pre-Wedding Skincare Treatments

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Planning a wedding is a stressful endeavor that can take months and years to achieve. It is a day where you want to look your best and at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery wants to make it easy and stress-free. Our master estheticians offer many professional pre-wedding skincare treatments. 

Oxygen Facial

Celebrities are known to have oxygen facials performed days before hitting the red carpet. This facial infuses oxygen onto and into the skin to provide a healthy looking glow. With no downtime and nearly no risk of side effects, you can apply makeup and continue your skincare directly after treatment.

The Glow Up Package

If you still have a while before the big day, the proprietary glow up package can rejuvenate your skin and treat concerns like acne scarring and pigmentation issues. The procedure staggers three chemical peels and three microneedling sessions over the course of a few months. This leads to your skin receiving consistent treatment and an increase in collagen production. It is best to let your skin rest for a week or two after you finish the final treatment.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is one of the top procedures recommended by makeup artists because it removes peach fuzz and dead skin. This allows makeup to go on smoother. For your wedding, it is important that your makeup looks smooth and your skin glows. Call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online to schedule a consultation about your pre-wedding skincare routine.
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After Sculptra Injections: What Happens Below The Skin?

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Sculptra is well known as a long-lasting dermal filler option. Unlike other common fillers like Juvederm and Restylane products, Sculptra is not made from hyaluronic acid. It contains poly-l-lactic acid which stimulates collagen growth and is biodegradable. While the results of Sculptra treatment depend on where it is injected, what Sculptra does immediately upon injection does not change.      After Sculptra injections, the filler settles in the injection site and begins to work with your body to produce more collagen. As the filler breaks down in the body, this simulates an injury to your body which causes it to send more collagen producing agents. Sculptra typically requires a few sessions of injections to promote the best results. The most optimal results can last 2 years or more and you could see longer lasting collagen production.     Unlike popular lip fillers, Sculptra must be injected into the deeper dermis. This is because it works to plump and fight collagen loss from the deeper levels of the skin, giving you the best chance at long term results without surgery. Due to it’s powerful collagen producing methods, Sculptra has no easy way to dissolve it. Therefore, you should always seek out an injection specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jonov for Bellevue Sculptra injections.     To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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